Student Feature Stories
EMU Cello Aluma, Jamie Gallupe
"After graduating from EMU in the spring of 2017 I headed off to the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University for a Masters degree specializing in Historical Performance in Baroque cello and viola da gamba and will be graduating this May 2019. During my time at Peabody I have served as Musician-in-Residence at The Edenwald Community as part of a partnership with Peabody, received a Career Development Grant from the Viola da Gamba Society of America, been a featured soloist with the Baltimore Baroque Band and Peabody Renaissance Chamber Ensemble, as well as performing with the Peabody Sinfonia. All of these professional and personal advancements would not have been possible without the ongoing mentorship of Professor Deborah Pae and the support that has followed me from EMU CELLO. The artistic creativity and work ethic fostered at EMU CELLO has helped me not only to join these ensembles and institutions but has helped given me the insight to begin my own projects and the courage to dive into this profession. My fondness of EMU and EMU CELLO has drawn me back to give several concerts in the Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor areas and look forward to ongoing collaborations."
EMU Dance Alumna, Natalia de Miguel Annoni
Natalia de Miguel Annoni
"I have always really enjoyed choreographing and creating movement. At EMU, they embraced my creativity and helped me explore my choreographic abilities. My professors have always been willing to meet with me when I’m in need of some assistance. Even over the summer, they have sat down with me to give me any feedback and advice they may have on my current works. Through Eastern, I was able to present a work I created at American College Dance Association. It was then chosen as an alternate for the National Gala Conference in Washington D.C. It was after this experience that I continued to create works and submit them to festivals around the Michigan area. Eastern has become my home away from home. I don’t have family in the U.S. but the dancers in this program became my family and support system. Without their support and the support of the professors, I wouldn’t be where I am at today."